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2012 LSG Team Preview — Hempstead Bobcats

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Hempstead Bobcats

Team: Hempstead Bobcats (14-2A Division I)

Colors: Kelly Green/White

1st varsity season: 1929

Enrollment: 395 -- 3rd largest in the district out of 6 schools

Stadium: Bobcat Stadium (Year Opened: 2000)

2012 Schedule:
Royal
@ Stafford
@ East Bernard
Wallis Brazos
Columbia
@ Edna **
@ Palacios **
Rice Consolidated **
@ Vanderbilt Industrial **
Hallettsville **

Coach: Ricky Sargent (7 years) 46-32 at Hempstead (#1 In All-Time Wins at Hempstead); 46-32 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 9

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* OL/DL JR Joshua Roberts Honorable Mention All-State DL (TSWA)
* DB Jesse Jay Watson 1st Team All-District
* DB SOPH Will Smith 7 INTs
* OL Trey Hallman
* RB Mike Wolfe
* DB JR Deondre Lee

2011 JV Record: 6-4

Notes:
* Made a run all the way to the championship game last year for the first time in school history
* First time in double digit wins since 1984
* 7 game swing 7-4 in 2010 14-1 in 2011

  • Mike Says: The Bobcats return only 9 lettermen from that state runner-up team last year. This year they will rely on their defense which held 9 opponents to 10 points or less last year. Defensive lineman Roberts will be a force on the line. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and win the district championship. Once in the playoffs, they should at least make it to the Regionals. Cameron Yoe will be their top competition in the region.
  • Chris Says: Hempstead will be hard pressed to repeat last seasons performance.  They bring back only 9 and graduate a lot of talent.  It is doubtful they can pull off a perfect regular season because non-district matchups like East Bernard and up-and-comers like Halletsville will certainly challenge them.  They will hit the playoffs relatively unscathed, but run into a some tough competition a few rounds deep.

Last Years Record: 14-1 overall 6-0 District

2011 Games:
at Stafford (2-8) (W 24-23)
at Austin Reagan (0-10) (W 77-0)
vs Brookshire Royal (2-8) (W 28-0)
vs Altair Rice Consolidated (5-4)* (W 18-7)
vs Houston St. John's (7-3) (W 31-7)
at Hallettsville (7-6)* (W 35-13)
vs Van Vleck (1-8)* (W 38-7)
at Hitchcock (5-5)* (W 33-12)
vs Vanderbilt Industrial (4-6)* (W 47-8)
at Edna (7-4)* (W 42-0)

Playoffs: Division I Runner Up
Bye Bi-District
vs George West (7-5) (at El Campo) (W 17-7) Area
vs Hallettsville (7-6) (at Giddings) (W 34-0) Regionals
vs Blanco (8-6) (at Bastrop) (W 35-12) Quarterfinals
vs Tatum (12-3) (at Waco ISD) (W 21-14) Semifinals
vs Melissa (13-1) (at Cowboy Stadium) (L 15-28) Championship

History:
* Ranks #108 in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 2011's 14 wins was the most in school history (81 years)
* All-Time Playoff Record : 12-10
* Playoff Appearances (11) 1952,1955,1957,1961,1973,1984,2005,2007,2009,2010,2011

Bi-District - 1961, 1973, 2005, 2007, 2010
Regionals - 1952, 1955, 1957, 2009
Quarterfinals - 1984
Runner Up -- 2011

Championship History: (1) 0-1
Class 2A Division I, Melissa (13-1) 28, Hempstead 15 (at Cowboy Stadium)

Last 5 year record: 34-24

Last 10 year record: 51-57

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